Lot 1328
  • 1328

AN UNUSUAL ZOOMORPHIC 'MYTHICAL BEAST' BRONZE VASE QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 HKD
Sold
137,500 HKD
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Description

  • Bronze
  • 18 cm., 7 1/8  in.
cast in the form of a bixie crouching low on a splayed base, with a round body sweeping up to a waisted neck and undulating rim, the animal detailed with a gentle grin revealing sharp fangs, bulging eyes, powerful limbs covered with spiralling fur and an upswept tail, the bronze richly patinated to a deep brown colour, wood base
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